Local governments

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leaves the polling booth during local elections, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Mayoral elections are underway in 30 large cities in Turkey along with other municipal races Sunday that are seen as a barometer of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn in the nation straddling Europe and Asia. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 31, 2019 - 8:02 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party led Sunday's mayoral elections but suffered setbacks as the opposition regained hold of the capital Ankara and made significant inroads in other parts of Turkey. The elections, which the Turkish strongman had depicted as a fight...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, mayoral candidate for Istanbul of Republican People's Party (CHP) gives a statement during a press conference after the local elections, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 31, 2019. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party has declared victory in the race for mayor of Istanbul, even though the result in Turkey's most populous city and commercial hub is too close to call. State broadcaster TRT says former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim received 48.71 percent of the votes in Sunday's municipal elections while the opposition's candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, got 48.65 percent. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 31, 2019 - 7:04 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's municipal elections (all times local): 2:55 a.m. The opposition's mayoral candidate says he has won the race in Istanbul by more than 29,000 votes. Ekrem Imamoglu spoke early Monday, hours after the candidate for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party...
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March 31, 2019 - 9:48 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ken Gibson, who became the first black mayor of a major Northeast city when he ascended to power in riot-torn Newark almost five decades ago, has died. He was 86. NJ.com reports that Gibson, who died Friday, served as the city's mayor from 1970 to 1986, helping establish a...
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March 31, 2019 - 1:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say at least seven people were killed and five injured when a container containing scrap metal exploded in the latest in a series of industrial accidents in eastern China. Sunday morning's blast in the city of Kunshan in Jiangsu province caused a fire that spread to a...
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A demonstrator throws a pallet onto a burning barricade during a protest against a rally by the Spanish far-right Vox party, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday March 30, 2019. The nationalist Vox party has recently emerged onto the political scene by winning representation in regional elections in the country's south in December. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
March 30, 2019 - 11:56 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Catalan separatist crisis that has plagued Spain ever since a failed breakaway bid by the wealthy region two years ago promises to play a central role in Spain's April 28 national election. While the ruling Socialists led by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez are trying to...
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Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 30, 2019 - 1:02 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A brewing battle over Chicago's demand that Jussie Smollett recoup the city more than $130,000 for an investigation into his report of a racist, anti-gay attack and the "Empire" actor's apparent determination not to pay it could ultimately land in a civil court, where a jury could...
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Oranges and tomatoes are seen on display for sale alongside a roll of plastic bags at a supermarket in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Two New York lawmakers say Wednesday that they're optimistic that a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags could be included in the spending plan that's due Sunday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 29, 2019 - 12:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature have reached a deal to make New York the third state with a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags as they worked to finalize budget agreements, officials said Friday. The ban would prohibit grocery stores from...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019 photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee listens as he takes part in a non-partisan panel discussion hosted by the University of Washington Jackson School and the American Security Project on the UW campus in Seattle. Inslee is the latest Democratic presidential candidate pledging to release his tax returns. The governor told Fox News on Friday that he will post the last 12 years of his personal tax records on his campaign website, and he notes that President Donald Trump still hasn’t released any of his returns. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 29, 2019 - 9:33 am
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to release his tax returns, while bashing President Donald Trump for refusing such a disclosure. "It's time for him to come clean with the American people," Inslee said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends," adding...
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Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls speaks to the media and audience during a news conference inside Yuma City Council Chambers about the current humanitarian crisis in the border region due to high volumes of illegal migrant crossings Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Yuma, Ariz. Nicholls said the city is working with various non-governmental organizations to make sure the families have temporary housing, food, medical care and help with travel to their intended destinations. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of migrant families and children entering the U.S. from Mexico is so high that Border Patrol is immediately releasing them instead of transferring them to the agency responsible for their release, forcing local governments to help coordinate their housing, meals and...
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In this March 24, 2019 photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot, right, participates in a candidate forum in Chicago. Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, left, are competing to make history by becoming the city's first black, female mayor. On issues their positions are similar. But their resumes are not, and that may make all the difference when voters pick a new mayor on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
March 28, 2019 - 11:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The race to be Chicago's next mayor pits a longtime political insider against a former prosecutor who's never held public office, and it comes at a time when many voters are weary of the old machine-style politics for which Chicago has long been known. In some ways the contest...
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